At 12:08 PM 6/29/2007, Hsu, Aaron (NBC Universal) wrote:
>It may "sound" like a dumb question, but it might have been a valid
>one, so-to-speak. He might have worked in a process environment
>where he was trained to only connect things as marked. He might not
>know why they were marked, but just followed directions. Perhaps
>different connectors were used on each end for some reason or
>another (cost or maybe weatherproofing?). Just speculating.
>I've heard that certain certifications (such as ISO) require that
>resistors and even wire be handled with proper anti-static precautions.
ISO-9000 wouldn't require this, just that you have a procedure and
follow it (the procedure could say handle ESD parts in one way, and
However, the real reason for this is to avoid accidents. If you
ALWAYS handle everything the same way (i.e. ESD safe) then you
develop good habits: put the wrist strap on when you come in in the
morning, check it, plug in, sit down. It's like putting on a seatbelt.
There's never any ambiguity (Do I need a strap for this?.. answer is easy: YES)
> To many, this may sound silly, but in order to maintain the
> certification, this process must be followed.
And that's what ISO-9000 (and it's ilk) would verify. That you have a
process and that you follow it.
>So if someone asks for a grounding-strap before picking up some
>resistors, it may sound silly, but he may be just use to the idea.
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